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will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
. d.c. is getting ready for the city's first post season baseball game since 1933. if you're going to the game make your ticket has the word: game 1. is game 3 of the the first home game. our sister station, newschannel depth reportan in- in a couple of minutes. good morning, everyone. there's an accident northbound washington parkway with delays still in place. a pretty solid back up there. it395 through alexandria, take you at least 23 the belt way the district and maryland, volume delays on the baltimore- parkway and south bend 95 from beltsville to four 95. say goodbye to the cloud cover and hello to sunshine again. r the nextve that fo days.l rain in the forecast until monday. we are in the 50's locally and cooler out to the west. degrees at 4:00 the first this today at 57 degrees and will warm up. are back again at 8:56. will warm up. are b[ male announc ] we the people, the middle class, who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,00
as well. he's on the streets of your city. first of all, mayor, what precautions have you taken right now? how are the folks in atlantic city holding up? >> wolf, good evening. we're trying to get through this and do the best that we can to cope with a very difficult situation. we have been successful in getting some of our residents to heed the warnings that we presented to them friday and yesterday to evacuate the barrier island and move to higher ground. unfortunately, not as many folks as we would have liked have taken heed to that warning. back during the last catastrophic event that we experienced, that being hurricane irene, we achieved a 98% evacuation rate. but for whatever reason, this time, we haven't reached that number yet. we think we're somewhere having evacuated several thousand people. but we still have too many people in atlantic city. that creates a very uncomfortable situation for all of our emergency responders and officials are still trying to do the best we can to get people out of harm's way. >> mayor, ali velshi is on the streets of atlantic city. right now, the w
. by the way, at this point, there was also their three sons and his three daughters. her first store opened in new york city in 2004. and within ten months, oprah called. >> new york style setter tory burch is being hailed as the next big thing in fashion. i just started wearing her clothes a lot. >> reporter: it put tory on the fashion map. the business started on a kitchen table. >> yes, for two years i worked out of my apartment. >> reporter: out of your apartment. >> until i had about 16 employees. >> reporter: that's only eight years ago. >> yeah. >> reporter: how many employees do you have now? >> we have about 2,000. that's crazy. >> reporter: beautiful. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: and a good portion of those employees could probably fit into the luxurious fifth avenue apartment she now inhabits. >> it's a moss green. love this color. but i like the play of turks. obviously i love color. >> reporter: while you may never get to visitory at home, if you drop by a tory burch store like the flagship on madison avenue, you'll feel as if you have stepping into -- is there anything
. with commercial development going on in the city. and last year during the census of 2010 we gained of almost 550 people. which doesn't sound like a lot but with about eight or 9%, the first time augusta grew since the 1970 consensus. there's a lot of positives. we have a downtown area that is revitalizing and is growing businesses and people. young people want to live there and businesses want to locate downtown. there's a lot going for us. >> augusta, maine, was first established in 1629 and/or settled as a town in 1754. the city is not the capital of maine. booktv visited the city with the help of our partner time warner cable to explore the local lyric, and historical atmosphere. >> read a friday, i think you people because of stephen king that people who enjoy reading his books and show people that like reading about the small town try to but i think we also like nonfiction stories about their state. people similar and i think they want to read stories about states that are landlocked. i'm not sure the typical reader, if i would see anything, their people to want a good story, you know? and
system perhaps tuesday first things first, 59 in fremont now, 58 in the city, 55 in the north bay with four degrees of cooling in san , chilly at 52, no change in -- napa, winds are calm, out of east and light now in oakland, higher elevations above 1,000 feet already breezy up to 15 miles an hour. once we get breezy winds that continues to dry things out allowing for a rapid warm-up today, hot weather inland pretty warm to mild at our beaches, cooler pattern sets over the weekend, coolest day out of weekend looks to be sunday. as the storm system passes to the north of us it allowed high pressure to build behind that it warms everything from inland valleys another five degrees to our beaches, 87 campbell, 84 menlo park. sea breeze cut off, 78 downtown you will feel warm north winds today up in the north bay 87 vallejo, 83 san leandro. 86 in castro valley. 90 danville, 91 walnut creek. monterey bay keeps getting warmer santa cruz 89 there, 88 gilroy. repeat performance tomorrow. friday a good 10° cooler. saturday will hold it there. sunday another five to seven december of cooli
. >>> the giants are getting ready to wing their way to the motor city after winning the first two games of the world series here in san francisco. madison bumgarner held the tigers to two hits over 7 innings. brandon crawford drove in the only run the giants needed a double play ball but the bases were loaded. he doesn't get an rbi. but that was your game winner right there. giants lead the series two games to none. game 3 set to go saturday night. >>> exciting stuff. 6:57 right now. let's go out one more time to the oakland zoo where lawrence, did you get a pumpkin? >> how about this? we have an alligator. they used to be really simple but now you have all these great shapes that they cut these pumpkins. but it's going to be boo at the zoo. the weather will be fantastic too. a little chilly in spots. 40s an 50s out the door but by the afternoon, high pressure bringing lots of sunshine today and some very comfortable weather. 60s and some 70s. and looks like even hotter weather over the weekend. maybe some rain as we medical toward halloween. that's the latest. back to you. >>> thanks,
to get power back on for your customers? >> first thing, we have 3.2 million customers in new york city. that's the five boroughs in westchester county. 650,000 of those customers are out of service. so, the last few days, we've been warning your viewers that to be prepared and to also be patient. this is a storm that's still in the process of happening. it's pretty dynamic and those numbers could easily go up. what we're warning them, as we say, we have to go through an assessment process first, to figure out what is actually wrong with the equipment, set out about making the repairs and we have to do it in a safe way. we cannot allow our employees to be out if the winds are still surging and the bucket trucks we can't have them up in the air if wind surges are still strong. we have to have safety first. once we do that, the crews will be augmented by crews we've contacted from around the country to assist us as they are assisting other utilities along the eastern seaboard because of this storm. >> deidre with con edison, a long week for your workers. so many people sitting in the dark
. >>> first residents of a new york city apartment building were settling in for a quiet evening when suddenly they heard what they describe as blood curdling screams. >> the screams turned out to be a young mom returning home to find what can only be described as an utterly horrific scene. wabc's report has the details. >>> 5:30 p.m., horror on the city's upper west side. [ sirens blaring ] in the middle of the evening rush -- a frantic dash to save lives. and to figure out what happened in this luxury apartment building on west 75th street. >> i just saw people rushing to the streets right here. and, you know personnel coming. people, and i thought maybe it was like something exciting going on. >> reporter: it was murder on the second floor in an apartment, a woman comes home to find two of her children murdered in a bathtub, the nanny on the floor, a kitchen knife nearby. >> a mother returned with her 3-year-old child from swimming lessons. she enters her apartment. the apartment is dark, a time when she goes looking for her children, and enters the bathroom and find her 6-year-old daughter
. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the weather experts are warning of a potential billion dollar frank -- storm, hurricane sandy, strengthening beyond most predictions and headed to the eastern seaboard, a category two hurricane slamming cuba with winds at 114 miles per hour. to are dead in the caribbean. now, the government says sandy is growing stronger and faster. it is just one part of a destructive, severe weather situation. noaa reports that when she hits the east coast, it could hit with an early winter storm and arctic air on the night before halloween during a full moon. good grief! gale force winds flooding and heavy rain and snow are all possible in the northeast part of the united states between sunday and wednesday. an expert predicts a massive storm. one so big that folks from florida to maine and inland as ohio could feel it. wow! franken something or other. frankenstorm. rick: the billion dollar storm is very accurate right now it is category to storm across the bahamas and close to air flori
unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the super storm headed for the united states could turn into a weather phenomenon, tens of millions of people live in the national hurricanest tracking zone. in fact, the act number is some 66 million people. forecasters say there is quit a bit uncertainty on the path. we are told sandy could target florida, georgia, new york, new jersey, connecticut and new england. the hurricane has caused death and destruction across the caribbean. right now it is battering the bahamas and whip up surf on the east coast of florida. forecasters say it will come ashore along the eastern seaboard. right now there is no way to know where. here are the best probabilities: it could make a beeline for new york city. it is on collision course with a snowstorm coming from the west and a blast of fridge it air from the north, a potential for the weekend that is called frankenstorm created a perfect storm in 1991 and that went off the coast of new england became the subject of a book and a movie by same name
that we have ever experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives and they are still fighting fires and con ukt doing life-saving search and rescue migs and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. the storm brought something like 23 serious fires to parts of staten island, brooklyn, queens as well as city island in the bronx. the terrible fire on breezy point is now ununder control, but we believe we lost more than 80 houses. the search and recovery operations there are ongoing. if any of you saw the pictures on television is looked look a forest fire out in the midwest. the winds were just deaf statinstatin devastating and blowing from one building to the next one. we are hoping and praying that there was no loss of life in those fires, but even we can -- even if we can save any lives, many people have lost their homes and they have our full support in the days and weeks ahead. the 76 shelters we opened will remain open today and we will continue to keep shelters open until people displaced by the storm can safely return to thei
. howard first and foremost as a bowdoin upon the city to get beat, was born in maine, went on to the rank of general during the civil war, then became head of the freedman's bureau camus superintendent at west point for some time. was in charge of indian wars in the west for a wild. pundit howard university in washington d.c. as well as lincoln memorial university in tennessee and throughout his life was engaged in those institutions that he is such a large part in forming. i bowdoin commuters and the board of trustees for years and years, served as president at howard and lincoln university at different times in his life was awarded the medal of honor for service in the civil war, really had a distinct whoosh career in lots of different ways. what is pulled here are images of him overtime early on. he's a general by then, but still young. and some older ones, including an interesting woodcut rendition of had reduces hand to simple elements that provides for a grim portrait at the same time. a photograph here of him with chief joseph, who was chief of war and first tribe in the northwest,
to mark the win. chestnut street in the city was another place fans gathered to cheer on the giants. hundreds of people gathered there for a peaceful but loud celebration. >> and for good reason. and for the first time, giants had to come from behind last night for the victory. they were tied up in the 10th. ryan was on second. after he singled and marco delivering a two out hit. gave giants a 4-3 lead. that was your game winner. and surgio took care of the tigers 1, 2, 3 in the bottom of the 10th. winning 4 games to 3. >> couldn't be prouder of these guys. to be world champions and two out of the last three years, it's amazing. >> and then the champaign. the giants will fly out of detroit in about three hours. i don't think they went to bed. they arrive at san francisco at 3:00 this afternoon. i'm sure there will be a few people waiting there. and the celebration will continue through wednesday where san francisco holds a parade. start at market street and wind its way to civic center plaza. for all things giants we have you covered including championship and world series gear. hea
. the devastation is so extensive that the area looks like a war zone. we are going to start off at one of the first towns to get slammed and that is ocean city maryland, steve harrigan streaming live to us from there. steve. >> reporter: we are in chrisfield maryland one of the hardest hit towns, it's right on the bay. we have been watching rescue operations throughout the day. the rain is coming down. floodwater tph-s three to four he town and many people trying to get out. yesterday the first responders were working by boat, today they are working by vehicle. we've seen a lot of national guard, sheriff's and fire departments out in humvees. people have been calling them to get them out of their houses. we've seen a number of elderly couples, as well as mothers with young children. they are scared, they are cold, they don't have electricity, and they are asking for help. we've seen them carried out really by hand, by these firefighters, many of whom have been working the past 24 hours. one fire tkhaoef told me we ar chief told me we are not getting paid for this but it's a privilege to serve. we h
this evening. take you to the storm zone first up. joining us from queens new york jonathan hunt. what's the most dramatic thing you saw today, jonathan. >> bill, two things. first of all, the suspect rise over the city of long beach, long island. today revealing the utter devastation there. it's a city on a barrier island. the waters from the ocean side met with the waters from the bay side completely innun dating i would say pretty much the ground floor of every single home of that entire city. then tonight, coming here to breezy point and seeing an image that was like something from the world war ii blitz in london in one small community, bill, 80 to 100 homes literally burned to the ground. and the stark image i saw as i waded down through the floodwaters of that scene of just a lone chimney stack the only thing left standing in that community tonight, bill. >> fire started, right? >> yeah, absolute miracle, bill that everybody got out alive. you know how tightly packed these homes are in the communities like this here in queens. >> bill: everybody would have been dead who stayed t
. again, just looking at the track for the first time myself. it looks like that will go right over ocean city and right over the washington area later tonight and if this verifies, we'll have some serious issues around here i'm afraid by tomorrow afternoon. eventually, the storm will get out of here but it will take a couple of days' time. notice the wind field. we'll pull all of this a little further to the south and to the west. if this pulls through ocean city, we'll be dealing with the hurricane-force winds here in washington. i'm try to update this map for you. again, very concerned that we'll have hurricane-force winds and again, if that track were to track a little further to the south and west, we'll have major issues here. we had a wind gust closer to 30 in washington. 22 in leonardtown. this is just the preliminary event. this is around 1:00. these winds are going to pick up laterred it and as mentioned, they will be close to hurricane force later. by 11:00, notice much of the area in on the heavy rain. ocean city will be dealing with up to a foot of rain when things wrap up. l
on new york city. there's some major headlines coming out of the city this morning. >> first, a devastating fire in queens. look at this video. this is extraordinary. at least three homes were destroyed in the late night hours in the beach community of breezy point. at least two dozen intensive care babies were among 200 patients evacuated from nyu medical center last night. they had to leave when backup generators failed. meanwhile, part of a crane still dangles high above the streets of manhattan. it snapped yesterday as the high winds moved in. it is sitting atop a luxury high rise still under construction. >>> and we are getting some incredible pictures of the flooding that hit new york last night. check it out. the storm surge turned into a cascading waterfall at the ground zero construction site. quite a sight there. in the meantime, hundreds of cars in the big apple were swamped by flood waters. this picture taken in brooklyn. this morning the waters have receded, leaving those cars strewn in the streets. and in hoboken, new jersey was impacted by flood parties. this
was first reported early friday morning at a restaurant on west portal avenue and spread to neighboring buildings. >>> the city of mountain view is blocking a new chik-fil-a restaurant. last night the city council voted 4-2 to block the project. two different groups had filed objections. one cited the fast food chain's support of antigay rights groups another more car- oriented development. >>> that mother accused of using her 10-year-old daughter to steal grocery confesses and apologizes in court. investigators say 38-year-old marcy keelin and her daughter were trying to steal from a safeway in morgan hill and when she was caught she abandoned her daughter and drove off. in court yesterday she said, quote, i was just so scared. if convicted she could face up to three years in jail. keelin did not enter a plea but will be back in court next month. >>> the giants are now in st. louis where they will play game 3 through five of the national league championship series. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec joins us live with more on how the team is looking forward to today's game. >> reporter: i'm h
forecast later. >> thank you, spencer. coming up micky mouse joins forces with luke sky walker. but first... >> big apple may be getting back to normal. damage is far and wide. in new york city with the latest on the construction. >> and the skyway is jammed up for folks. traffic moving easier for those heading south. stay with us. abc 7 news continues right after this. >>> major shake up in apple today. two top executives wlaimd for a pair of missteps are no longer with the company. out are scott forstall who headed up mobile software decision. -- division. he was forced to apologize and reverse course on a staffing plan. >> back now to hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast yesterday causing a whole bunch of problems in the nation's biggest city. >> president obama declared a major disaster for new york city and long island. now more on damage and the clean up. >> you can see mid town manhattan and lower manhattan still in the dark. eight million people are with out power. the death toll has now risen to 39 people. it's going to be several more days until we know the extent of the
'll be right back, of course. first, let's take a live picture of route 50 at the draw bridge in ocean city. you can see the rain coming down right now, cameras shaking a bit, winds picking up. update on sandy's track, which we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. earning 1% cash back we had a good d group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. . >>> well, hurricane sandy could cut off power to thousands in virginia. we'll get more now on preparations in the commonwealth. joining me on the pho
getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain, he's debated both the president and mitt romney. he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable, and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack
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, just know that you will end up going to jail. >> jail and prison time might not be all. the city attorney is warning that they could face civil charges. >> in the event that you damage property, city buses, buildings. we will go after you, civilly and to seek restitution. >> these are just the first nine people that they have charged. they are currently reviewing other cases and at the same time the san francisco police department is hunting down other suspects. they have yet to arrest. dan kerman, kron 4. >> buy if received about eight phone calls, and we know that it was you. that is how i found out. >> this is tony. this is the photo that he is talking about. >> i know that a lot of people on facebook there are 8000 replies that we are going to turn you and. >> if you're just joining us this is what is left of a $1 million muni bus it was set ablaze. however, this person who through the metal. kate has become the poster child. >> i was not in the area, i was in it san mateo. >> ha were you able to prove that you were in san mateo? >> i was able to prove witnesses that i was in
to cover the aftermath of this storm from start to finish. more of the wrath of sandy, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> just ahead, sandy's widespread damage to the northeast after its direct hit on new jersey. we'll go live to atlantic city and talk to the mayor there coming up. >>> plus, the impact away from the storm's center on travel and the presidential race. the election one week from today, but first a check of your local news. have fun ♪ ♪ it's got something for everyone ♪ ♪ the car of the future many have said ♪ ♪ 'cause at the pump it's miles ahead ♪ ♪ let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone ♪ the perfect match, electric and gas ♪ ♪ mile after mile its tank could last ♪ ♪ we made three more for all to use ♪ ♪ big, small, and plug in, it's yours to choose ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum, let's hum ♪ ♪ a prius for everyone yeah it's a... it's threemendous. [ male announcer ] say hello to mcdonald's new cbo. smooth cheddar, crispy bacon, grilled onions on the angus third pounder or premium chicken sandwi
fiasco for the prime minister. not the first woman to fall head over heels so publicly. cue "sex and the city" remember carrie bradshaw's fumble. littered with road kill. wobbles, tumbles, and wipeouts. heathrow airport, lady gaga showed she wasn't the practical rolling luggage type and ended up rolling her ankles. for the rest of us why do we bother when we know it can end like this? the man behind those sky scraping red soles, christian louboutin explain it to me like this. >> some women are not completely comfortable with their body. even if you are not really comfortable with your body you are comfortable with your feet. at the time, i was six months pregnant. he proved it to me. >> hello, lovers. i think i lost five pounds. when you're talking seven-inch heels, practicality isn't the point. >> i do not want these shoes to appear as comfortable shoes. >> not meant to be birkenstocks. >> with the heels come higher risks. the lesson. looking good is the easy part. it's what you do after the fall that really counts. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> that is the war on women
on new jersey. we'll go live to atlantic city and talk to the mayor there coming up. >>> plus, the impact away from the storm's center on travel and the presidential race. the election one week from today, but first a check of your local news. have fun ♪ ♪ it's got something for everyone ♪ ♪ the car of the future many have said ♪ ♪ 'cause at the pump it's miles ahead ♪ ♪ let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone ♪ the perfect match, electric and gas ♪ ♪ mile after mile its tank could last ♪ ♪ we made three more for all to use ♪ ♪ big, small, and plug in, it's yours to choose ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum, let's hum ♪ ♪ a prius for everyone yeah it's a... it's threemendous. [ male announcer ] say hello to mcdonald's new cbo. smooth cheddar, crispy bacon, grilled onions on the angus third pounder or premium chicken sandwiches. the simple joy of... threemendous. >>> good morning. it's 7:26 right now. i'll aaron gilchrist. at this hour, 286,000 customers in the area don't have power because of sandy. non-emergency federal employee
that from the book in many ways. >> augusta, maine, was first established by english others in 1629. they were settled as a town in 1754. the city is now the capital of maine. booktv visited the city with the help of our partner, time warner, to explore the historical and literary atmosphere. >> i think people like to read a variety. beaucoup enjoyed reading stephen king's books. and you have people that like reading about small-town maine. readers also like nonfiction stories about people similar to them. you know, they want to read stories about states that are landlocked. so i'm not sure they are typical readers, but i think my same thing, there are people who want a good story. you know? and not a pretentious story. i think you often see people who may be wealthy, but they all wear flannel shirts and they don't show off their wealth. they want people who are true people want stories about simple people who go about their lives. they take from what they know. writers in maine take from what they know. they write about what mars and families and historical things that have happene
, the city or state is cash starved, the motorist is a path of first resort. >> reporter: aaa looked at two dozen intersections in and around new york city and found, yes, the pesky yellow lights that seem too short actually are. in the intersections you looked at, how many in your estimation had yellow lights that were too short? >> in new york city, 100%. >> reporter: 100%? how short? >> we found in general anywhere from 2.5 to 2.8 second. >> reporter: aaa says with gotcha cams there's 170 in new york city have become a revenue cash cow. according to one report, in the past five years, tickets from red light cameras generated $235 million, 47.2 million in just the past year. there is no legal requirement for the length of a yellow light but in general the prevailing view is that it should be about one second for every 10 miles per hour on the speed limit. in manhattan, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour so that's 3 seconds for a yellow light but here at this intersection, we timed it and it's less. 2.5 seconds. >> my understanding from reading the article is that you found four out of 1
. he is the father of jamie huguely and the counselor for ottawa city. good morning to you. i just have to say first, i'm so sorry for the loss of your son jamie. i'd like you to tell me a little bit about him and why he was struggling. >> thank you, and thank you for the invitation to be here today. jamie was struggling. he had been dealing with bullying as one of the issues for a few years, different situations. and also, it was a figure skater. he got picked on for that. he was one of those boys that was always smiling, happy to be around, and liked to make everybody happy. so that also made him a target. and at the start of grade ten, he had come out as the only openly gay male at his high school. >> did he share with you that that was part of the issue for him, and that's why he thought in part he was being bullied? >> he didn't understand -- his exact words to me is that he didn't understand why people didn't like him. he hadn't done anything to hurt anybody. he enjoyed his skating, when he was younger, for example. he couldn't understand why that made him a target for bullies. ju
. literally lift it up off the ground. and we have to think of our cities very differently than we thought about in the past. parking lot underneath -- the first four or eight stories of buildings may not be the prettiest thing to look at, but better you lose a parking lot than a bunch of apartments or business units. we're going to have to think about making our infrastructure more protectable. this thing in new york is absolutely the example. our problems with metro north are absolutely the example. we'll have to harden systems and spend money on those systems. even while we're spending money to repair those systems. there's a bigger question. in a country where people don't like to talk about infrastructure investment, at least half the people in the country don't like to talk about infrastructure investment, how are we going to e get it done? e we need leadership that doesn't talk about europe and china and then not expect to repeat it here in the united states. we need to rebuild our infrastructure. we need to harden our infrastructure. we need to protect that infrastructure. and we n
got hit the hardest. sort of atlantic city cape may area. >> yes. true. that is what i'm understanding. you -- the news i was listening to you on this phone here is the first we've heard since mid afternoon. so... we've been surrounded by water power and just riding it out. >> is -- there are other people that wanted to stay? you talked about the people, your neighbors. >> yeah. two next to me on one side their house has flooding in it. a guy across the street we live on the bay here. there is seven couples up the street here. seven houses.. >> did water come up to the home if your on the bay? >> yes. it came up. fortunately came about four inches from getting on the first floor. right now i'm about a foot above the water i'm standing on the first floor. >> so do you have a basement? it's probably a pool now. >> well, my crawl space has been a pool all day. >> and this, you weren't frightened?. >> uh, no. i just rode it out before here, i'll be honest this is the worst it's been in 40 years here. probably lost shingles and stuff and have a leak or two, but thank god we're all right. >>
to think of our cities very differently than we thought about them in the past. you know, parking lots underneath -- you know, the first four, eight stories of buildings being parking lots may not be the prettiest thing to look at, but, but better you lose a parking lot than you lose a whole bunch of apartments or a whole bunch of business units. we're going to have to think about making our infrastructure more protectable. i mean this thing in new york is absolutely the example. our problems with metro north are absolutely the example so we'll have to harden systems and have to spend money on hardening those systems, even while we're spending money to repair those systems. now, of course, there is a bigger question. in a country where people don't like to talk about infrastructure investment, at least half the people in the country don't like to talk about infrastructure investment, how are we going to get this thing done? we'll need leadership in the country that actually doesn't simply talk about europe or china's investment in awe and then not expect to repeat it here in the united
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